This classic study was published in the Journal of Hellenic Studies vol. 35(1915), pp. 98-141. Its author, the philologist Ellis H. Minns, describes and translates the texts of three parchment documents found in a cave in Kuh-e Salan in 1909. The cave is near the village of Shahr-i Avroman in Kurdistan. Two documents are written in Greek and date from the Seleucid era (88/87 B.C. and 22/21 B.C.). The third, in Parthian, dates from about A.D. 33. The Greek documents are deeds for the sale of half a vineyard, while the Parthian document is for the sale of additional ploughland. Full of intruiging information demonstrating the complexity of land transactions in this period, and including the names of Armenia's King Tigranes (Tigran II, 95-55 B.C.), his wives, and daughters. Invaluable primary source material of historical, linguistic, and legal importance in 51 pdf pages. Book digitized by Microsoft, article extracted and uploaded by user Robert Bedrosian.